The state of Washington has an opportunity to expand our ports and to secure the region’s position as a global trade leader for decades.
Every so often, I welcome a reminder of why I do something. Although it was news that left me unsettled when I read about an iconic Puyallup bulb farm that was being considered for develop-ment, one of my values was reinforced.
Tacoma News Tribune
John F. Kennedy once said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.”
You might decide to buy a house that needs a few repairs or a new roof, but what if the property had a “toxic cleanup site” sign in the backyard? Simpson Lumber Co. took a risk like that when it bought the local pulp and paper mill in 1985.
In Washington state and across our country, Americans are sick of congressional gridlock. It’s gotten so bad that one of the favorite measuring tools in Washington, D.C. – approval ratings – now peg the public’s approval of Congress at a measly 10 percent.
You see the horrific stories in the news too often.
- 467 George Zimmerman found not guilty in death of Trayvon Martin
- 452 Tacoma rally promotes discussion following George Zimmerman verdict
- 394 For Zimmerman, ‘not guilty’ does not equal innocence
- 3 Seattle mayor’s tunnel antics put highways at risk
- 1 NSA revelations reframe digital life for some